Explore the Stars

Glentanner Park is your home to explore the spectacular stars of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. The Mount Cook region's gold-rated skies are almost entirely free of light pollution, and draw visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a nighttime stroll from your Glentanner cabin or campsite and view glittering constellations from the quiet shores of Lake Pukaki. It's simply one of the best stargazing sites on earth.

Want a closer look? Our staff can book your tour of the stars at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre in nearby Aoraki Mt Cook Village.

Please contact us to book your tour of the southern skies. You can also book a stargazing tour and other Mount Cook activities in conjunction with your accommodation booking.

 Big Sky Stargazing

The Big Sky Stargazing tour departs every clear evening, year round. The programme begins with a digital introduction to the southern skies in a full-dome, high definition planetarium.

The full tour continues outdoors, where astronomy guides use state-of-the-art telescopes and high-powered binoculars to explore the heavens over Aoraki Mt Cook.

Departure Time

Departs every clear evening, year round. Exact departure times vary depending on the time of year.

Departure Point

The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook Village

Activity Duration

The full tour includes both the planetarium and outdoor segments of the programme and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Full Tour, Adult: $90.00
Full Tour, Child: $45.00

Children 4 - 14 years

Strictly no children under the age of 4

All prices are in New Zealand dollars valid until 30/09/2018.